133 Fifth Avenue

133 Fifth Avenue

A nine-story design by Robert Maynicke, 133 Fifth Avenue was built in 1898-99 for Richard Williamson and was a center of the garment trade for many years. The building makes an exceptionally attractive neighbor to 127-129 Fifth directly to the south; its bowfront window facing Fifth Avenue is especially fine. The unusual Corinthian cornice is… Continue reading

130-132 Fifth Avenue

130-132 Fifth Avenue

An especially fine work by Robert Maynicke, 130-132 Fifth Avenue echoes the strong proportions of 90 Fifth Avenue further south but includes a more elaborate degree of detail. The broad show windows are intact although the windows themselves are replacements; rusticated brick, corner piers and fine carved stone are in the Neo-Renaissance mode. The end… Continue reading

127-129 Fifth Avenue

127-129 Fifth Avenue

An unusual Beaux Arts design by the firm of Israels & Harder, 127-129 Fifth Avenue was constructed as commercial space for the renowned department store Lord & Taylor, which moved to this location from an original shop on Grand and Chrystie Streets. Notable for vigorous detail and high level of finishes throughout, 127-129 Fifth Avenue… Continue reading

126-128 Fifth Avenue

126-28 Fifth Avenue

Another Robert Maynicke design, 126-128 Fifth Avenue is a rather battered example of the architect’s work, as the original windows on Fifth Avenue have been altered and the building’s cornice removed. Given the taste for restoration of period details, it is possible these missing elements may be replicated in the future: for now, 126-128 Fifth… Continue reading

125 Fifth Avenue

125 Fifth Avenue

A worthy neighbor to 123 Fifth, 125 Fifth Avenue incorporates two old brownstones into a new Neo-Gothic façade of unusual lightness and delicacy. Quatrefoil tracery and soaring pinnacles are among the notable features, which suggest a cross between Cass Gilbert’s masterful Woolworth Building, and the smaller works of Chicago architect Louis Sullivan. Irving Margon designed… Continue reading

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